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#394 What I Was Listening To … 40 Years Ago: May 1973 Playlist, Part 1 of 2

393 Post-1 Depositphotos_2286999_XS.jpgYeah, I know, I’m slacking off. I had a number of professional and personal matters that needed my immediate attention for a few weeks. In addition to listening to the May 1973 playlist, I’ve been listening to a lot of old music from the early 1960s, when I was a little kid. It really is amazing the memories those songs bring back, mostly of people long dead. People make and retain memories in all sorts of ways. For me, music is memory.

Lots of these tunes simply don’t hold up over 40 years. Okay, most of them don’t, I’ll admit. Still, there are at least a dozen that do and even the ones that don’t remain near and dear to me after all these years. I remember, even back then, in the early 1970s, thinking that this music was so amazing that no future generation could ever improve upon it. So far, I think I’ve been correct in that assumption.

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“Aerosol Grey Machine”
Van Der Graaf Generator “The Aerosol Grey Machine” [09/xx/1969]

“And You And I Suite: II. Eclipse”
Yes “Close To The Edge” [09/13/1972]

“A Nifty Little Number Like You”
Humble Pie “As Safe As Yesterday Is” [08/xx/1969]

“As I Feel I Die”
Caravan “If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You” [09/04/1970]

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“Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘N’ Roll You”
Ten Years After “A Space In Time” [08/xx/1971]

“Back Street Luv”
Curved Air “Second Album” [09/09/1971]

Atomic Rooster “Atomic Rooster” [02/xx/1970]

“Big Queen”
Mick Abrahams Band “Mick Abrahams [xx/xx/1971]

“Bye Bye Blackbird”
Ringo Starr “Sentimental Journey” [04/24/1970]

393 Post-4 Depositphotos_1132989_XS.jpg“Cars Hiss By My Window”
The Doors “L.A. Woman” [04/19/1971]

“Casino Boogie”
The Rolling Stones “Exile On Main Street” [05/12/1972]

The Doobie Brothers “The Doobie Brothers” [04/xx/1971]

“Dark Globe”
Syd Barrett “The Madcap Laughs” [01/03/1970]

Van Morrison “His Band And Street Choir” [11/15/1970]

393 Post-5 Depositphotos_1159415_XS.jpg“Dragonfly Day”
Jade Warrior”
“Jade Warrior” [xx/xx/1971]

“First I Look At The Purse’
The J. Geils Band “The J. Geils Band” [11/16/1970]

“From The Sun To The World (Boogie No. 1)”
Electric Light Orchestra “ELO 2” [02/xx/1973]

Sly and the Family Stone “Greatest Hits” [10/29/1970]

“Good Golly Miss Molly”
Creedence Clearwater Revival “Bayou Country” [01/xx/1969]

393 Post-6 Depositphotos_1245815_XS.jpg“Hair Pie: Bake 1”
Captain Beefheart “Trout Mask Replica” [06/16/1969]

Neil Young “Harvest” [02/14/1972]

“Hazey Jane II”
Nick Drake “Bryter Layter” [11/01/1970]

“Help, I’m A Rock”
Frank Zappa “Freak Out!” [06/27/1966]

“Her Majesty”
The Beatles “Abbey Road” [09/26/1969]

393 Post-7 Depositphotos_1245826_XS.jpg“How Many More Times”
Led Zeppelin “Led Zeppelin” [01/12/1969]

“I Am Yours”
Derek and the Dominos “Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs” [11/xx/1970]

“I Dig Love”
George Harrison “All Things Must Pass” [11/27/1970]

“Incident At Neshabur”
Santana “Abraxas” [09/xx/1970]

John Lennon “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band” [12/11/1970]

393 Post-8 Depositphotos_1245830_XS.jpg“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”
Bob Dylan “Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume II” [11/17/1971]

“It’s Been Too Long”
Quicksilver Messenger Service “Quicksilver Messenger Service” [05/xx/1968]

“Jack O’Diamonds”
Fairport Convention “Fairport Convention” [xx/xx/1970]

“Just Another Whistle Stop”
The Band “Stage Fright” [08/17/1970]

Emerson, Lake and Palmer “Emerson, Lake And Palmer” [01/01/1971]

393 Post-9 Depositphotos_1269905_XS.jpg“Knockin’ Round The Zoo”
James Taylor “James Taylor” [02/17/1969]

“Little Martha”
The Allman Brothers Band “Eat A Peach” [02/12/1972]

“Long Bomb Blues”
Blodwyn Pig “Getting To This” [04/xx/1970]